Wendlan's Travelogue

Heinrich Ludolph Wendland's Travelogue

The research and edition project "Heinrich Ludolph Wendland's Travelogue from 1820" is a cooperation between the Centre for Garden Art and Landscape Architecture and the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Library and is funded by the VGH Foundation.

In July 2010, the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Library (GWLB) received the estate of the Wendland court gardener family from Herrenhausen as a deposit. The travelogue of Heinrich Ludolph Wendland (1792-1869), which the court gardener had made during his five-month educational journey through Germany, Austria and Switzerland in 1820. This travelogue is a historical and professional record of exceptional quality.

The project aims to transcribe, edit and scientifically evaluate and publish the records of the Herrenhäuser Hofgärtner. It also has a pilot function in the multi-stage research programme 'Travels and Travel Reports of Court Gardeners in the Context of a History of Professionalisation of the Higher Gardening Profession - Travel Diaries of Higher Court and State Officials as Testimonies of European Gardening Knowledge'.